PUTRAJAYA: Only hours after calling for fresh party polls, sources close to Umno party leadership hopeful, Khairy Jamaluddin have learned the charismatic MP is already trailing the nation’s own political silver fox, Tun Mahathir.
“It’s an unusual situation. Tun is at the helm of a rival political party, but Umno grassroots members have traditionally blindly supported the Prime Minister of the day or at least the one with access to treasury funding. Khairy will have an uphill task to beat him,” explained dissolving political party analyst, Abdullah bin Bakar,
Disillusioned MPs heading for the exits say Umno hasn’t been the same since Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi took the lead, with the most common complaint being they aren’t currently in power.